When Kenneth Jarvis was born on 17 February 1916, in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States, his father, William Ephraim Jarvis, was 32 and his mother, Zella Elizabeth Carter, was 26. He died on 23 February 1916, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.
English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Gervais(e), itself from ancient Germanic Gervas, with gair ‘spear’ as the first element and an uncertain second, perhaps a borrowing of Celtic wass- ‘servant, vassal’. The Latinized name Gervasius was borne by a Christian saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.
English: in Yorkshire, sometimes a habitational name from Jervaulx in East Witton (North Yorkshire). The place takes its name from the river Ure + Old French val, vals ‘valley’.
Americanized form of French Gervais and of its variant Gervaise, cognates of 1 above.